Month: October 2016

October 3, 2016 Supersia

Saffron and Nut Pilau Ingredients 250g/10oz basmati rice ½ tsp saffron strands 2 tbsp orange flower water 25g/1oz unsalted butter 1 tbsp sunflower oil 4 small shallots, trimmed and finely sliced 2.5cm/1in piece cinnamon stick 8 green cardamom pods 8 cloves 6 dried bay leaves 1 tbsp pine nuts 1 tbsp almonds, blanched, peeled and…

October 3, 2016 Supersia

Chicken, Lemon and Saffron Kebab (Joojeh Kabab) Serve: 4 Total Time: 20 min Ingredients: 800 g skinless chicken thigh fillets 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 125 ml (½ cup) extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, for cooking 125 ml (½ cup) lemon juice 1½ tsp salt 1½ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¾ tsp saffron…

October 3, 2016 Supersia

Saffron Ginger Carrot Soup Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil 6 large carrots, chopped (if you have the greens, save a couple of stems) 1 tbsp fresh, roughly chopped carrot greens (or you can sub in parsley, or omit) 2 shallots, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 heaping tsp minced ginger 3 pinches saffron threads 2…

October 3, 2016 Supersia

Saffron Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Total Time: 40 min Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1/4 teaspoon saffron, 2 pinches Salt 1 pound thick spaghetti, such as Barilla brand 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 pound pancetta, cut like thick bacon at deli counter then diced 4 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Spiced Saffron Rice Total Time: 32 min Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 7 whole cloves 5 cardamom pods, if desired 2 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads 2 tablespoons milk In a large bowl wash rice in several changes…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce Total Time: 50 min Servings: 4 – 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chicken cutlets (scallopine) 2 shallots, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Saffron Rice with Chicken and Peppers Total Time: 40-50 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: a generous pinch of saffron 6 tablespoon warm water 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 600g/1lb 5oz total weight), each cut into chunks 2 sprigs thyme 2 medium onions, sliced 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped juice of…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Saffron Scented Cauliflower Pasta Servings: 6 Total Time: 2 Hours Ingredients: 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 1 cup boiling water 1 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (16 ounce) package ziti pasta 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 small onion, diced 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces salt and pepper to taste 1/2…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Kesar Badam Milk Ingredients: 1 cup blanched, peeled almonds 4 tablespoons or to taste, sugar 1 + 2 cups whole milk Seeds from 2 green cardamom pods, crushed A generous pinch of saffron soaked in a little hot milk 1/2 teaspoon rosewater Directions: Heat one cup of milk until just steaming. Soak the blanched almonds in…

October 2, 2016 Supersia

Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce Total Time: 8 hr 30 min Ingredients: 1 3/4 pints (28 ounces) whole milk yogurt or 1 pint (17 1/2 ounces) Greek-style yogurt* Milk, for infusing 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads 6 to 8 tablespoons icing sugar (confectioners’) 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground green cardamom seeds *Cook’s Note: It is necessary…